OpenAPI Specification vs Paw

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OpenAPI Specification

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OpenAPI Specification vs Paw: What are the differences?

OpenAPI Specification: An API description format for REST APIs. It defines a standard, language-agnostic interface to RESTful APIs which allows both humans and computers to discover and understand the capabilities of the service without access to source code, documentation, or through network traffic inspection; Paw: The ultimate REST client for Mac. Paw is a full-featured and beautifully designed Mac app that makes interaction with REST services delightful. Either you are an API maker or consumer, Paw helps you build HTTP requests, inspect the server's response and even generate client code.

OpenAPI Specification and Paw belong to "API Tools" category of the tech stack.

Medidata Solutions, Kapten, and Unmetric are some of the popular companies that use OpenAPI Specification, whereas Paw is used by Swat.io, Pubu, and PlanHW. OpenAPI Specification has a broader approval, being mentioned in 22 company stacks & 8 developers stacks; compared to Paw, which is listed in 17 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.

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Pros of OpenAPI Specification
Pros of Paw
  • 4
    API Documentation
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    API Specification
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    Great interface
  • 38
    Easy to use
  • 25
    More stable and performant than the others
  • 16
    Saves endpoints list for testing
  • 13
    Supports environment variables
  • 12
    Integrations
  • 9
    Multi-Dimension Environment Settings
  • 4
    Paste curl commands into Paw
  • 2
    Creates code for any language or framework

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Cons of OpenAPI Specification
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    • 3
      It's not free
    • 2
      MacOS Only

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    What is OpenAPI Specification?

    It defines a standard, language-agnostic interface to RESTful APIs which allows both humans and computers to discover and understand the capabilities of the service without access to source code, documentation, or through network traffic inspection.

    What is Paw?

    Paw is a full-featured and beautifully designed Mac app that makes interaction with REST services delightful. Either you are an API maker or consumer, Paw helps you build HTTP requests, inspect the server's response and even generate client code.

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    What tools integrate with OpenAPI Specification?
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      What are some alternatives to OpenAPI Specification and Paw?
      RAML
      RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML) makes it easy to manage the whole API lifecycle from design to sharing. It's concise - you only write what you need to define - and reusable. It is machine readable API design that is actually human friendly.
      OpenAPI
      It is a publicly available application programming interface that provides developers with programmatic access to a proprietary software application or web service.
      Postman
      It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
      Amazon API Gateway
      Amazon API Gateway handles all the tasks involved in accepting and processing up to hundreds of thousands of concurrent API calls, including traffic management, authorization and access control, monitoring, and API version management.
      Insomnia REST Client
      Insomnia is a powerful REST API Client with cookie management, environment variables, code generation, and authentication for Mac, Window, and Linux.
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